[Samba] Samba config

chris chris at mmo-accountants.co.uk
Fri Jun 25 15:18:01 GMT 2004

Thanks for the reply Keith but unforutnately I'm still not winning. I've
tried using security = share but was plagued with password requests
whether I created guest user with null passwords or stuck with the
default nobody user. I also tried security = user again without any joy
I went back to security domain. I can now see the printer but it shows
as Opening on the XP machine's printers and faxes dialog and if I
succeed in opening it I get the Access denied, can not connect message.

I have trawled the web and found a few references to this but few if any
suggestions. Also I have managed to create a TCPIP port in windows and
print to the printer. Also on the unix machine I can issue 
smbclient //samba/beyond

I get prompted for a password and just press return. I am then told that
anonymous logon is successful, however when I try to print a local file
I get the following: Error unable to open local file. 

As an aside I have been trying to print from Win98 via Samba without
success but I notice in the smbd log the following:

Unable to connect to CUPS server: connection refused

This may explain the problems but I have never installed CUPS on the
system so where is Samba picking this default setting up from?

For info my latest attempt at a config file is attached - the file share
is working perfectly but the printer share while visible in doing
nothing!! Can 


	netbios name = samba
	workgroup = MMO
	wins server = x.x.x.x
	os level = 33
	security = domain
	encrypt passwords = yes
	guest account = smbguest
	guest ok = yes
      nt acl support = no
	null passwords = yes
	load printers = yes
	path = /var/spool/lpd/beyond
	printing = BSD
	printable = yes
	print command = /usr/bin/lpr -P%p -r -s%
	use client driver = yes
 	guest ok = yes

	path = /usr/local/samba/tmp 
	browseable = yes
	read only = no
	comment = Test share
	guest ok = yes   

I apologies for being thick but I'm new to FreeBSD and Samba and my Unix
skills are a bit rusty - it's about three years since I last worked on
AIX. If anyone has a set by set Janet and John guide I'd be most

Christopher Moss
Murray McIntosh O'Brien
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-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Edmunds [mailto:keith at midnighthax.com] 
Sent: 24 June 2004 17:11
To: chris
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba config

Hi Chris

Saw your note on the Samba list. Some quick thoughts (sorry if you've
already checked these things):

> As far as security is
> concerned I am happy for guest/anonymous logon as the server will only
> be used for printing but I have set security to domain and added samba
> to the domain.

If you're happy with guest access then configure it for guest access -
easier than messing with domains.

> [global]
> 	netbios name = samba
> 	workgroup = MMO
> 	wins server = x.x.x.x    #changed
> 	os level = 33
>       security = domain
> 	encrypt passwords = yes
> #	printcap name = /etc/printcap
> 	password server = * 
> [beyond]  # temporary printer share to test setup
> 	path = /var/spool/lpd

---is /var/spool/lpd writable by all?

> 	guest ok = yes
> 	printable = yes
> 	printing = BSD
> 	print command = /usr/bin/lpr -P%p -r %s

---su to your guest user and ensure that the above command works

> Can anyone suggest what I am doing wrong? Also should I use lpr or
> as we don't have any postscript printers?

You can create raw queues in CUPS quite easily; CUPS is not limited to
PostScript printers.

I'd start by removing the server from the domain (keep it simple).

Good luck.


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